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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by ctucker

Reviving a very old thread here. Just want to say I live in New Brunswick and here things are regulated provincially. The Health Act is very flaky. From reading it I understand that I CAN get my kitchen licensed so long as it meets requirements. It does not state anywhere as to whether I NEED to. It does say that if I am producing food for sale at public market (flea market, bake sale, farmers market etc.) that I do not require an inspection. So basically, I can make a cake/cookies/whatever and sell it to somebody so long as I set up at the market without any regulations or inspection but I may require one if I want to make cake for events and parties (yeah...that makes no sense to me). I jokingly suggested to my husband that maybe we go to the market weekly with treats and advertise that we can make custom treats so long as the customer agrees to pick them up from the market the following week. I am waiting to hear back from the health department with my questions, in which case I will be sure to update this post.

** Please note ** This is from my own interpretation of the regulations. Please consult them yourself before making any decisions. I cannot be held liable for misinformation



From what I understand we have the same regulations in BC. If I want to bake and sell from home I need a seperate kitchen, but if I want to bake and take that to the market and sell it in a dirty field, that's okay! That makes no sense at all to me!
I think we need to get the wheels rolling on a Cottage Food law for Canada!

Does anyone know who to call to find out the exact regulations? Should I be calling the Ministry of Health or my own municipality? I live in the sticks, and I'm fairly certain my municipality would have no idea of what the rules are!
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

Well most houses in Canada have basements because that is the only way to keep the water pipes from the street protected from freezing and bursting.



And on the West Coast we have to have basements so other people can live in them and help us pay our mortgage!
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by littlestruedel

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Originally Posted by BakingIrene

Well most houses in Canada have basements because that is the only way to keep the water pipes from the street protected from freezing and bursting.



And on the West Coast we have to have basements so other people can live in them and help us pay our mortgage!



Sorry this is off-topic

HAHAHA Love it littlestrudel. Isn't that the truth. The housing prices in a lot of the major cities in Canada are astronomical. I could get three houses in some US cities for the price of one in Toronto.

I'm only a hobby baker so I haven't checked to see what my municipality's rules are on home baking.
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post #19 of 20
i'm in Manitoba and checked the regs out two years ago. sounds like we might be similar to other provinces, in that we need a seperate entrance, sanitized equipment ect, seperate bathroom, subject to inspections, but most importantly it states you need to have your food handlers certificate. i priced it out and figure it would cost me approximately $10-15 grand to start. i think i'll stick to hobby baking for now!. good luck!
post #20 of 20
I'm in Alberta, and have only done a small amount of research (hobby baker only), so if I'm wrong or have out of date information, feel free (and please do!) to correct me. From what I've read, in Alberta you have to have a separate kitchen, unless you're selling at Farmer's Markets. That's the one exception!
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